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November 12, 2018

Another fall semester is starting to wind down, and the colors of fall are setting in everywhere. While I truly love fall and the beauty it brings to our campus here at Kansas State University, it makes me miss home. Back home in the good life of Nebraska, there are a few things I terribly miss whil...

September 11, 2018

In 1948, Carrol and Vera Danner, my great-grandparents, brought their farming operation from western Illinois to West Liberty, Iowa, to the very farm that I grew up on. My great-grandpa Carrol built the house I grew up in as a child.

My great-grandpa’s house remains, but is surrounded by many new bui...

May 12, 2018

I spent most of my life growing up in Spokane Washington a city close to the Idaho border. My entire life I had aspirations of getting a degree in animal science. During my time in high school only college representatives came from universities around the pacific northwest. It seemed I only had two...

April 27, 2018

The first rule of being a farmer’s daughter is listen and listen well. When it comes to teaching me how to do things around the farm my dad will throw me in the tractor, explain briefly how to do whatever it is he is having me do that day. He then leaves me to do the work. Within the first 30 minute...

April 25, 2018

Thank you for shaping me into the woman I am today. I don’t know where or who I would be without you. From a young age, you taught me how to be strong, how to fight for what I want, and how to be a hard worker. You have taught be how to overcome obstacles and challenges. You have overcome many obsta...

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